Announcement: New Video Format

Howdy fellow riders and R1 owners! We are announcing a new video format that will hopefully allow us to crank out more how to videos. Instead of taking time to do video color corrections, audio, and other editing enhancements that take hours and hours to finish, we are instead going to switch formats. From now on our videos will still have all the expert tips, tricks, and information you need, however the quality of the videos themselves might be taken down a tick or two. We hope you do not mind because we still put a ton of work into each and everyone of our video projects here at We think this new approach will cut down on the time yall have to wait for more great DIY content! As always, feel free to comment and let us know what you think. We are on Facebook and other channels where you can connect with us. For a list of our official sites where you can get in touch with us, please click here

Stay visible,

Wiski and Todd | Team

New Years Resolutions for 2016

Howdy! Robert here. I can already feel it – 2016 is going to be one heck of a year! Some of my personal goals are to ride more often to work (get back to daily commuting on the R1), get in 3 or 4 track days minimum at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tx and Harris Hill Raceway in San Marcos, Tx and most importantly, do the very best I can to get more content here on the Videos page and on our social media sites like Facebook, YouTubeInstagram, Twitter, Tumblr, FlickR, and Pinterest.

We have big plans to release new videos as soon as we can! My main goal is to work with Todd to get more videos shot and edited, more tips, tricks, and mods posted, some gear reviews up and going for yall and hopefully a podcast or SoundCloud series launched. It’s going to be a big job and take a lot of work, but I’m ready to get back to working on the project. Now if I can only stick to these New Years Resolutions!

Your questions, interactions, and sharing of our content helps to keep us going so we wanted to say thank you for a great 2015 and we wish you safe riding, peace and prosperity in 2016!

Stay visible,

Robert W. and Todd M.

Next Video Projects

Riders and R1Videos Insiders, howdy! Just to let everyone know, we have a rather long list of how to video requests. Feel free to comment here anytime or on Facebook or via email to get your request on our list. We certainly can’t keep up with all the video requests, but we keep a tally to know what’s the most popular and move that video up in the order. We will put together a survey and share the link on Facebook for everyone as well as email the link directly to our R1Videos Insiders’ inboxes. The survey will help us prioritize what to work on next. That’s coming soon, for now you can see all of our videos on 1 page on our Videos page:

Stay visible, Team

We Are Back Online!

Howdy friends! We are back up and online again, hopefully with no more down time. We got hacked so it’s been a mess getting everything fixed and untangled. Now we can get back to what we do best and that is bring you more videos and articles and posts about the Yamaha R1.

See our videos page where we show videos and nothing but videos here: Videos Page

Great to be back,

Wiski and Todd

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015 to all riders world wide. R1 Videos has been going since 2011 and we plan to keep it going forever! Thank you to all R1 Insiders, all readers, all fans, and friends. Yes we have more how to videos to help you work on your Yamaha R1 coming this year. Our goal is to shoot and edit more videos and get them up and online faster! We also plan to do a few gear reviews and riding safety tips videos for yall, as well. Stay tuned, check back often, and make 2015 the best one yet!

Stay visible,

Wiski and Todd

V Stacks – How To Video – Yamaha R1

Velocity Stacks or V Stacks or is it… V-Stacks? How to video is now available to everyone so have at it. Be advised – we have 2 more videos that have been shot and are about mid-way into editing. Plenty more videos to come. We hope to find a way to start getting more how to videos out to you faster. Stay tuned, we have a few ideas!

Watch our videos on YouTube, here in the post below, or all on 1 page on our R1 Videos page.

Yamaha R1 V Stacks How To Video

V Stacks / Velocity Stacks Video Just Released

Howdy gang! For those of you that are not R1 Insiders I have have good news:

  1. It’s easy to become an R1 Insider, just click here to sign up
  2. You will eventually get access to the “V Stacks Video” (you’ll just have to wait – watch these)

Now for the R1 Insiders – sorry for the wait! Without further ado, your access link to the R1 Videos How To Change Velocity Stacks or V Stacks video is on the way to the email inbox you have on file with us as an R1 Insider. Check your email and Get Your Fix! 

How To Install V Stacks

R1 Videos Has a Videos Only Page

Check out our webpage here on the R1 Videos website where we post all of the videos, and only the videos so you can Get Your Fix!  The videos are in order that we released them, and yes, we have more on the way. I will stop saying soon because I still have 3 to finish editing and can’t find the time. As promised, R1Videos Insiders will get the video links first through email as soon as they drop. Anyone can sign up here.

Here is the link to our R1 Videos page:

Stay tuned, and stay visible!

May the 4th…

Spent the entire day editing 4 videos – V-Stacks, Air Filters, Remove / Install Gas Tank – and only completely finished the 4th… about uhhhh… May the 4th and JIT.

We just wanted to let yall know that we will be releasing these 3 videos exclusively to our fellow R1Videos Insiders. You can sign up on the top of our homepage – until this post gets bumbed for now it should be right over here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The latest 3 videos should be ready and starting to roll out over the next week or so. We’re excited to be back in action. It’s been a while, but we are serious about keep this project up and running!

Stay visible out there and May the 4th be with you!

Wiski and Todd –

May the 4th be with you


3 New R1 Videos On The Way Soon

Howdy gang. We actually got 3 new videos filmed last week and are still in the process of editing them. R1 Insiders will get access to them first so if you haven’t yet signed up, it’s quick and easy and on the top right side of the homepage. We will never spam you, sell or rent your info, ever. It’s just a way for us to reach out to you when we have something cool to tell you about, a coupon to save you cash at a motorcycle retailer, or some sort of newsletter if we ever get one up and going. Oh yeah, and to let you know when the latest R1 Videos are ready so you can access them first before they go live to the general public!

More blog content coming soon. More pics on our FlickR page, more Pinterest, Facebook, and everything else we can think of to keep you busy with news, updates, and information about the Yamaha R1.

And as always, holler at us directly if you need a tip or help. We get a ton of emails so we do apologize in advance if we take to long to answer your questions. Until this project pays the bills for us, our time is limited. Speaking of which, there is a donate button somewhere on the site! ;)

Yall ride safe and be easy!

Wiski and Todd

PS – we have a long list of videos yall submitted to us so we will always keep working on those – but what else do you want on our sites? There are a ton of ways to interact with us so let us know.

New Site Design for

Riders and Insiders – what’s goin on tonight? Sorry for the new look and feel of the site. We have a lot of work to do to get a better design going but due to security reasons, we had to abandon the old design. Not sure how I feel about this one. It’s temporary, so I guess it will have to do for now. Yall stay visible out there. We’ll try to stay more visible here and on our YouTube site. We have more videos, but like I’ve said several times – – we’re really busy with work and I’m moving so yall sit tight. I promise more how to vidz are on the way and also some GoPro riding footage and tips and so on.

Hey if you post on our YouTube channel and not on the comments below the videos – – I’m having trouble trying to figure out how to reply. Better to comment on the videos and/or here on the blog or  hit us up through email:  Robert@ (I’ll let you figure out the rest…

What’s up on MotoGP coming to Austin, Texas in a month!? We’ll be posting when we get back from the races. Also, AMA possibly coming next year in 2014! Can’t wait for a track day out there at COTA…

R1 Videos Updates – Back In The Saddle

Howdy fellow riders! It’s Wiski here, just wanted to give yall some updates since it’s been a while since we’ve posted and released any new videos.

Todd and myself both recently got new jobs with new companies, so getting adjusted has kept us both pretty busy. I am also in the middle of moving out of my rent house and into a more permanent solution so that means Battle Stations will finally be staying put for longer than a year! This means no more distractions with jobs and finding places to live so we can get back to getting more sportbike videos, how-to videos, and so on filmed, cut, mastered, and released for you guys.

We have a long list of videos to produce, pics and posts stacking up, and hopefully deals and/or discounts from some retailers on the way. So if you haven’t already, might as well sign up to be an R1Videos Insider. We will be releasing videos early to those that sign up, and trust me, we hardly ever send send any emails out so there’s nothing to lose. We’d like to get a newsletter going but who has the time!? PLUS – – we will NEVER sell your email address to a 3rd party – EVER – because we hate SPAM just as much as you do. We just want to be able to shoot you an email if we get a special discount or something cool comes along.

Guess that’s it. So sorry for the long delay in pushing out new content and new videos covering not only the Yamaha R1, but also gear, riding tips, reviews, and so on ! There is plenty to come when we get a chance to put it together and spit it out so hang in there with us. We are getting back in the saddle soon and will fire things back up as quick as we can!

Stay Visible,


Wiski & Todd

1st Track Day Filmed with GoPro and Drift Mic

Robert here (aka Wiski) – just thought I’d share this short clip from a video I shot on my first track day ever last year. I’m on the wall at Texas World Speedway trying to get low enough to get as much as I can on the wall. This is not the How To video we just released yesterday. That one is only for R1Videos Insiders for the time being. It’s free, quick and easy to sign up for future videos so sign up to be an Insider here.

Anyways, I shot this video with my GoPro HD Hero2. I used the Drift external microphone to record my voice while on the bike. Oh yeah, the GoPro is mounted on my helmet upside down using my own method. You can see how we did the GoPro helmet mount in this post. So the video will give you a basic idea of the resulting video footage. However, that’s on a track – it looks better when riding in a normal riding position and not tucking in so low. I’ll post another video vlog from the normal riding position soon so you can see how that looks also.

Wiski 1st Track Day on Wall at Texas World Speedway


New Video Coming – For Insiders

What up fellow Insiders! We just wanted to let everyone know that we are about to drop a new how to video. It will only be available to those of you that signed up to join us as Insiders. You will be able to view the videos from now on, first – before we drop the video to everyone else. So if you haven’t already, join us today! Insiders is a project we are working on to bring you value as a fan of our website. We do not share or give out your email or any info. If there is something you should see, or a new video we drop, we want to hook up the Insiders FIRST! We are also working on getting some good sportbike coupons from a few top notch vendors to send your way (if anyone will give us any to share that is)! So anyways, join us now, you won’t be sorry.

GoPro Hero3 is Here!

The GoPro Hero3 is here and looks great (both the can and the footage it shoots). We do not have one to review yet but will definitely do a full review once we pick one up (or if anyone wants to send us one to review…). So if you are the first to get your hands on a GoPro Hero, then let us know how you like it!

30 Seconds of Safety Motovlogs Coming Soon!

We have some editing to do still but I wanted everyone to know that we have added to our video offerings with our new 30 Second Safety vidoes. These motorcycle riding safety tips will be for anyone that rides any style, brand, make, or model of motorcycle, sportbike, or even scooter. If you are on 2 wheels these short riding safety videos will help promote good riding and safety techniques. Stayed tuned while we edit the videos and we will start uploading soon. Finally – R1Videos Insiders will get access to the latest videos first going forward. So if you haven’t yet, you might want to sign up. See homepage top right corner to sign up.

MotoGP™ to race in Texas in 2013 at the Circuit of The Americas™

MotoGP™ to race in Texas in 2013 at the Circuit of The Americas™

[Press Release]

MotoGP comes to Circuit of The Americas COTAAUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 3, 2012) – Circuit of The Americas today announced that the world’s premier motorcycle racing World Championship, MotoGP™, will join its roster of racing events next spring with the three-day series set for April 19-21, 2013, at the purpose-built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of the MotoGP series, the new circuit will be the first North American racing venue to host both two-and four-wheeled World Championship events in one year’s time.

MotoGP, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, consists of 18 races in 13 countries on four continents with pan-global television coverage. Nine nationalities of the world’s most skilled riders, including current U.S. riders Colin Edwards, Ben Spies and 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, compete with cutting-edge, prototype motorcycle technology produced by Ducati, Yamaha and Honda, as well as the new CRT regulation machines from the likes of FTR, Suter and Aprilia. The series traditionally holds three races, including Moto2 and Moto3 competitions, during each event for various classes of motorcycles based on engine size.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive officer for Dorna Sports, commercial rights holder for the MotoGP series, is extremely happy to add the Austin Circuit to the official MotoGP schedule. “We are excited to be working with Circuit of The Americas to expand our programming in the United States and bring our series to an exceptional new Grand Prix facility in Texas. We see tremendous opportunities to market MotoGP and grow its fan base through this agreement and know Circuit of The Americas is the right promoter to help us achieve that goal.”

Circuit President Steve Sexton added, “The Circuit of The Americas team is delighted to introduce yet another world-renowned racing series to our 2013 event calendar—one we know will be hugely popular with fans coming to experience MotoGP for the first time at our state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in Austin. MotoGP has a worldwide fan base with more than two million followers watching races in person each year. We’re confident it will be a great addition to our programming and draw tens of thousands of people to Central Texas, creating yet another major event with significant economic impact for our region. We want to extend our thanks to the Austin Sports Commission for its help in securing yet another first-class event for our city and for helping us become the first U.S. racing venue to host two World Championship motorsport events.”

MotoGP’s reach extends to more than 200 countries and territories that receive live or same-day delayed broadcasts of the MotoGP events, with the coverage delivered to more than 337 million households worldwide.

MotoGP 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, who hails from Kentucky, rides for the Ducati Factory Team and said he’s eager to try out the new Austin circuit. “It’s great for riders and fans to have another MotoGP event in the United States, and Circuit of The Americas will give us a chance to expose more of our homegrown fan base to MotoGP in an up-close-and-personal way,” Hayden noted. “I love competing at new, fresh tracks and am really looking forward to racing at the Austin circuit.”

Texan Colin Edwards races for the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team and their CRT project. The former World Superbike Champion said a MotoGP race at a new circuit just two hours from his home in Conroe, Texas (near Houston), means he can actually “drive to work” for a change. “Adding a race to the U.S. schedule makes a statement that MotoGP is working to expand it influence on American soil. The best way to grow our sport is to add races, and with events on the East and West Coasts—and now one in Middle America—it’s the perfect opportunity for more fans to see us in action. Plus, my family is really looking forward to jumping in a pick-up truck and driving up to Austin to see me compete.”

Rider Ben Spies, who calls Longview, Texas, “home,” is also excited about the 2013 schedule. “Who wouldn’t be excited to have a MotoGP race in their home state? I hope all of my CMRA, WERA and AMA racing friends and family storm the track. It will be so easy for me to cruise down to Circuit of The Americas from my house in Dallas.”

Tickets for the MotoGP event at Circuit of The Americas go on sale Oct. 16, 2012, will range in price from $133 to $199 and be available for purchase through Ticketmaster. Patrons with Circuit of The Americas Personal Seat Licenses will receive price discounts on MotoGP tickets. For more information, visit

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, entertainment, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and be the U.S. home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18.

The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings will include an expansive outdoor live music space, a conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:

About MotoGP

Established as a World Championship by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) in 1949, MotoGP is now into its 63rd year. It is the pinnacle of motorcycle championships in the world and the premier-class of three racing classes that take to the track on a typical Grand Prix weekend. MotoGP has been administrated by commercial rights holder Dorna Sports under the supervision of governing body, the FIM, since 1992.

MotoGP has a rich history with Grand Prix events having taken place in every corner of the world. Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Spain, the United States and Australia are just some of the nationalities that have produced high numbers in terms of race victories and world titles in its long history. Information about MotoGP can be found online at

MotoGP Comes To Austin Texas!

MotoGP has finally released the dates for the races at the new Circuit of The Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas. Tickets go on sale Tuesday October 16th, 2012 (10/02/2012). The MotoGP races in Austin, Tx will be held April 19th – 23st, 2013.

For more info and track layout:

Yeee haw, boys and girls!! This is the best news ever! Can’t WAIT for track days…

Something For Our Female Audience

R1Videos has been coming up short when it comes to getting some interesting coverage for our female audience – that sucks, sorry! Yes, 10% (and growing) of our readers are females, but so far, 0% of our content has covered anything for all you gals out there that own, ride, race, or just have an interest in the world of sportbiking. That’s all gonna change because we definitely don’t wanna leave out the ladies!

Megan Wanat CMRA racer
CMRA Racer - Megan Wanat

To get things started off, we were lucky enough to catch up with CMRA racer Megan Wanat who we will be featuring in a series over the course of many posts to come. So while she is busy answering some of our interview questions and filling us in on her journey into the sport of racing and the world of motorcycling, be sure to check out her videos on the DistinctR6 YouTube channel.  There will be plenty more to come so check back!

Also, if you are a female that would like to help educate us all on your love for and experiences in sportbiking, shoot us an email at: Robert at R1Videos . com

Stay visible everyone!

GoPro Videos Coming Soon!

Howdy riders and R1 Videos Insiders!

Wanted to let yall know that we have 2 new GoPro HD Hero2 cameras that we plan to shoot with for POV riding, vlogging, safety tips, back roads, track days, and hopefully random stuff we happen to catch on the cams unexpectedly. Don’t worry, we still do our normal production with our XL1s so the “How To” Videos will still remain of the same quality.

We are still getting the mounts in place on the helmet and R1, the mics set up the correct way, and the testing in so we can edit out the shakes and vibrations. We’ll also be showing you how to use the GoPro yourself along with tips and tricks we learn along the way. We will show you how to rig the mics, how to set the mounts, and tips on how to limit the vibrations. We already figured out a trick with electrical tape that secures the cam in the J-hook mount (since the GoPro “nose plug” does not work on the J-hook). Click to see our post below on How To Update the GoPro Firmware in your camera.

More videos to come!

GoPro HD Hero2

2012 Race Calendars

We added a new dedicated page to the site to keep all the 2012 race calendars in one easy to find place so you have no excuse to miss out on the action this year. All of this year’s racing schedules for MotoGP, AMA Pro Road Racing, SBK Superbike FIM World Championships, and Isle of Man TT (and links to their sources) can be found here at R1Videos on our Race Calendars page.